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May 21, 2013

HR magazine review: Formal training out the window

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Informal learning at work: How to boost performance in tough times Ken Batty, executive director of HR, Lenovo Group, Asia Pacific, says for L&D professionals the concept of Informal Learning at Work is a no-brainer. Paul Matthews' book is aimed at learning and development professionals. As such, it is full of information on how people

May 19, 2013

Dealing rather than doing

As a manager things get thrown at you; often lots of things, some with important deadlines. Your job is NOT to CATCH and then DO all these things. Your job is to CATCH and then DEAL with them. What's the difference? Step 1 is the CATCH. This you must do. Ignoring or dropping things just

May 12, 2013

Are you a Taker, Matcher or Giver?

Dr. Adam Grant (in his book "Give and Take") describes three types of people: Takers, Matchers, or Givers. 'Takers' strive to get as much as possible from others and 'Matchers' aim to trade evenly. 'Givers' are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. Which are you? How about